Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to present the University of California, Santa Barbara Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2020 cohort exhibition Unending. Originally intended as the culmination of their MFA degrees in the Summer of 2020, these artists take up the personal and cultural cycles of grief & transformation in order to congeal a new vision.
Unending is a registration of the past broken by the present, allowing for deeper contemplation and immersion to take place. In the past year, the world has experienced a rare full-halt, allowing for reflection on just how intrinsic production & reproduction are to the demands of an earth-destroying capitalist paradigm and the entanglement of artists within this system. This exhibition showcases the collapse of time, tradition, and production, culminating in something more slowly realized and returned to.
Unending features the work of Serene Blumenthal, Kio Griffith, Megan Koth, Marshall Sharpe, Thomas Stoeckinger, and David Wesley White, working across the mediums of sculpture, photography, installation, video, and painting.